HOUSTON (AP) — Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off Houston's roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston because of a strained muscle in arm, a huge blow to a team looking to advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons.
HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Miller will be the umpire crew chief for the AL Championship Series that starts Friday night in Houston and Jerry Meals will lead the crew for the NL Championship Series.
The Boston Red Sox visit the Astros for Game 1 of their best-of-seven matchup.
Boston Red Sox (92-70, second in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: TBD Astros: Framber Valdez (0-0, 3.14 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 125 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was already counting on a rematch with his former team even before the Houston Astros advanced to their fifth straight AL Championship Series.
“He told me (Monday), ‘see you soon,’” Houston star Carlos Correa said.
Seattle Sounders FC (17-5-6) vs. Houston Dynamo (5-12-12)
Houston; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Houston +139, Seattle +191, Draw +237; over/under is 2.5 goals
BYU coach Kalani Sitake knows his players are looking forward to the change of scenery, the chance to try some different foods and a game in a different region of the country.
What nobody knew when this trip was scheduled more than five years ago, or even before this season started, was that Saturday's game at Baylor would be a sneak peek for the 19th-ranked Cougars of their new conference.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor won't come off injured reserve this week, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil will have thumb surgery and is expected to be out at least a month.
1945 — The Chicago Cardinals snap the longest losing streak in NFL history at 29 games with a 16-7 victory over the Chicago Bears.
1951 — Detroit’s Jack Christiansen returns two punts for touchdowns, but the Lions still lose, 27-21, to the Los Angeles Rams.
HOUSTON (AP) — If this Houston Rockets season was a movie, it would likely be called: Young and Younger.
With James Harden and P.J. Tucker both long gone, the Rockets are rebuilding from the ground up with an extraordinarily young roster.
Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (93-69, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 2:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 3.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 185 strikeouts) White Sox: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 2.37 ERA, .95 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old Texas boy who was found alive after being missing for four days in a wooded area near his home on Monday called his safe return a “miracle.”
Christopher Ramirez returned home after being released from a Houston area hospital, where he had been receiving care since he was found on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Davis Mills took a huge step forward with his performance this weekend against the New England Patriots.
Now the Texans are looking for the rookie quarterback to translate that progress into a win.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots needed a late-game rally to avert a loss at Houston on Sunday.
They are hoping to keep the momentum going — and get much better luck on the injury front — as they return home to prepare for a visit from one of the league’s hottest teams.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans looked to be on the way to their first win since the opener after building a nice lead with a solid first half Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Instead, a second half filled with mistakes, penalties and a bizarre punt for no yards led to a fourth straight loss.
HOUSTON (AP) — Trailing on the road in the fourth quarter, the New England Patriots needed Mac Jones to deliver on Sunday.
The rookie came through, throwing a touchdown pass to tie it before Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left lifted the Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Houston Texans.
HOUSTON (AP) — Executions in the nation’s busiest capital punishment state face delays amid legal questions over Texas’ refusal to allow spiritual advisers to touch inmates and pray aloud as condemned individuals are being put to death.
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a two-run double during Houston’s five-run seventh inning, and the Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Friday for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa was aggressive at the plate. Same for Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker. Jose Altuve turned in a couple of gems in the field.
The Houston Astros are relentless — especially in the playoffs.
PLANTERSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The search for a 3-year-old boy in Texas entered its third day Friday with no sign of the missing youngster, authorities said.
Christopher Ramirez was last seen Wednesday afternoon playing with a family dog near Plantersville, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Houston.
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. was terrific. Yordan Alvarez delivered, and Jose Altuve scored on a nifty slide.
The Houston Astros sure love October.
McCullers pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning, and the Astros beat Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox 6-1 in Game 1 of their AL Division Series on Thursday.
HOUSTON (AP) — The mistake-riddled performance of Houston rookie quarterback Davis Mills last week against the Buffalo Bills led to the most lopsided loss in franchise history.
Things won’t get any easier Sunday when Mills leads the Texans (1-3) against coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots (1-3).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Add Christian McCaffrey to a growing list of NFL players who don’t like Thursday night games.
The Carolina Panthers' 2019 All-Pro running back said he “definitely” feels like playing on a short week against the Houston Texans on Sept.
HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a man of capital murder in the 2015 shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children, including his own son, at a Houston-area home.
David Conley, 54, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
1920 — In the final race of his career, 3-year-old Man o War defeats 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in a match race, the Kenilworth Park Gold Cup. Sent off at odds of 1-20, Man o War wins by seven lengths for his 14th consecutive victory.
HOUSTON (AP) — Both teams left off veteran pitchers when the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox set their rosters for their AL Division Series beginning Thursday.
Houston right-hander Jake Odorizzi wasn’t among the 12 pitchers the team will carry for the best-of-five series.